boat deck

noun Nautical.
a superstructure deck on which most of the lifeboats of a ship are stowed.

1925–30 Unabridged
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boat deck
the deck of a ship on which the lifeboats are kept

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Example sentences
The film opens on a lazy, stagnant river as the troupe lays spread about on a
  boat deck drifting downstream.
Part of the money from the grant will be used to rebuild the generators,
  rebuild the engines, and repaint the boat deck.
The engines exhausted into the water rather than through the stack to avoid
  soot on the boat deck.
It sits atop the skylights of the saloon deckhouse and is elevated from the
  boat deck only by the height of those skylights.
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